July 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Saudi authorities have seized 6,072,291 amphetamine pills hidden in a shipment of sweets and nuts in Riyadh, the kingdom’s capital.
The operation, which has resulted in two detainees, has been carried out in coordination with the relevant authorities of Oman and the General Authority of Zakat and Taxes of the Kingdom, as reported by the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC).
The detainees have been identified as a resident of Riyadh and a tourist of Syrian nationality, according to the statement, collected by the official Saudi news agency SPA.
These seizures are common in Saudi Arabia, one of the main regional consumers of amphetamines and captagon, which are manufactured mainly in Syria and Lebanon.